Visit two royal palaces in one day on this independent day trip from London. See rooms in Windsor Castle where high-profile royals have lived, and explore King Henry VIII's State Apartments at Hampton Court. Transportation from central London and the entrance ticket to Hampton Court Palace are included.
Leave London's Victoria Station by comfortable coach for a short drive to Windsor, home to the royal family for 900 years and official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Windsor Castle's fortified walls dominate the delightful town that has grown up around it over the years (own expense). You will see the lavishly decorated State Apartments and St. George's Chapel.
Your host will show you to the entrance, leaving you for roughly two hours to explore independently and perhaps grab lunch (own expense).
In the afternoon, your tour continues to Hampton Court Palace in southwest London, approximately one hour away. With two hours to explore at leisure, you'll learn all about the lives of famous monarchs who've lived in the palace like Henry VIII, plus admire the beautiful Tudor architecture and gardens. Lose yourself in the famous Hampton Court maze or relax with a coffee in the quaint Titlyard Caf' (own expense). Your tour returns to London Victoria by coach, where you'll arrive in the early evening.